scrivener
scriv·en·er /'skri-və-nər/ n [Middle English, alteration of scriveyn, from Anglo-French escrivein, ultimately from Latin scriba public record keeper, from scribere to write]: a professional or public copyist or writer of official or formal documents (as deeds or contracts)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

scrivener
index amanuensis, clerk, notary public

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


scrivener
n.
A scribe, clerk, or notary; a person who prepares written instruments such as contracts and deeds for other people for a fee.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


scrivener
A person who writes a document for another, usually for a fee. If a lawyer merely writes out the terms of a lease or contract exactly as requested by the client, without giving legal advice, then the lawyer is just a scrivener and is probably not responsible for legal errors (unless they were so obvious as to warrant comment). A nonlawyer may act as a scrivener without getting in trouble for practicing law without a license.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


scrivener
n. A writer; refers to a professional drafter of contracts or other legal documents. It is also applied to someone who is an agent for another and who, for a fee, manages that person's money, property, and/or securities. Term used commonly in Europe.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

scrivener
n.
   a person who writes a document for another, usually for a fee. If a lawyer merely writes out the terms of a lease or contract exactly as requested by the client, without giving legal advice, then the lawyer is just a scrivener and is probably not responsible for legal errors (unless they were so obvious as to warrant comment). A non-lawyer may act as a scrivener without getting in trouble for practicing law without a license.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(by profession),


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